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RE: SVN keyword replacement

From: Scott Bloom <scott_at_towel42.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:05:26 +0000

Just a note..

the latest PDF/Web pages for SVN don’t have this information.


From: Scott Bloom <scott_at_towel42.com>
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 10:04
To: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>; Pavel Lyalyakin <pavel.lyalyakin_at_visualsvn.com>
Cc: users_at_subversion.apache.org
Subject: RE: SVN keyword replacement

Mark, This looks like its exactly what Im looking for!



From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com<mailto:markphip_at_gmail.com>>
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 10:01
To: Pavel Lyalyakin <pavel.lyalyakin_at_visualsvn.com<mailto:pavel.lyalyakin_at_visualsvn.com>>
Cc: Scott Bloom <scott_at_towel42.com<mailto:scott_at_towel42.com>>; users_at_subversion.apache.org<mailto:users_at_subversion.apache.org>
Subject: Re: SVN keyword replacement

On Tue, Feb 19, 2019 at 12:55 PM Pavel Lyalyakin <pavel.lyalyakin_at_visualsvn.com<mailto:pavel.lyalyakin_at_visualsvn.com>> wrote:
Hello Scott,

On Tue, Feb 19, 2019 at 8:41 PM Scott Bloom <scott_at_towel42.com<mailto:scott_at_towel42.com>> wrote:
> Our repository currently uses $HeadURL, and it works as advertised.
> However, I would prefer just the file from ^, this way if there is a branch, and a switch, everyfile wont have to be rebuilt.
> The redbooks lists nothing like this, but Im hoping it’s a documentation issue
> Scott

Could you please show some examples of the desired result? How do you
use the $HeadURL keyword now? Do you want to make $HeadURL show
contents of this file? What '^' file are you asking about?

I assume by ^ he means it the same way that SVN can use this when specifying a URL within the working copy. IOW, he wants the repository-relative path of the file not the complete URL.

As long as you are using SVN 1.8 or later you can now define custom keywords. See: https://subversion.apache.org/docs/release-notes/1.8#custom-keywords and http://svnbook.red-bean.com/nightly/en/svn.advanced.props.special.keywords.html

It looks like %P is the value you would want to use.


Mark Phippard
Received on 2019-02-19 19:05:45 CET

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